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Tokay Gecko recovered, two wildlife smugglers arrested

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

MANGALDAI, November 11: A team of Dhula Police in Darrang district on Thursday evening recovered a rare species of Tokay Gecko (gecko gecko) and arrested two wildlife smugglers at Fakirpara under Dhula Police Station.

The arrested smugglers have been identified as Yusuf Ali (32) and Sahid Ali of village Roumari near Orang tiol Park under Shyampur Police Station in Darrang district. Both the smugglers with the adult Tokay Gecko were reportedly waiting for a gang of intertiol smugglers in a roadside dhaba. Acting on a tip-off, Officer in-Charge of Dhula Police Station Sub-Inspector Ranjit Hazarika laid a trap and arrested both the smugglers and recovered the reptile. Meanwhile, the police have communicated to the Wildlife wing of Assam Forest to release it in its habitat.

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